Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler, known together as FTR, may no longer have the AEW Tag Team Title, but they now have a claim the Young Bucks will never have.
FTR was listed as the top tag team in wrestling by Pro Wrestling Illustrated in the first-ever PWI Tag Team 50.
Tag teams were evaluated between October 1, 2019 and September 30, 2020. The criteria used for rankings included momentum, win record, chemistry, creativity, overall activity, and “it” factor.
FTR won the AEW Tag Team Titles over the past year and took on some of the top teams in wrestling including Hangman Page & Kenny Omega, SCU, and The Lucha Bros in AEW. In WWE, FTR (known as The Revival in WWE) held the SmackDown Tag Team Titles and had a feud with New Day to cap off 2019, plus a well-received match against Undisputed ERA (Bobby Fish & Kyle O'Reilly).
Congratulations to @DaxFTR & @CashWheelerFTR for being ranked #1 in the inaugural PWI #TagTeam50!— PWI (@OfficialPWI) November 18, 2020
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Every decision we’ve ever made has ultimately been about our legacy. Grand Slam Champions, an emotional career defining match at Full Gear, & the #1 ranked tag team, all in 2020. Thank you to everyone who’s been on this ride. This is the stuff I live for.— Dax FTR (@DaxFTR) November 18, 2020
Top Guys, out. #FTR https://t.co/hkIvpWcuAy
Love us. Hate us.— CASH (@CashWheelerFTR) November 18, 2020
Everyone is entitled to their opinions.
That doesn’t take away the pride we take in our craft. It doesn’t take away the passion we put into our profession. In our hearts, we’re the best tag team on Earth, so this is special to us. https://t.co/QO5JvxM668
Speaking to Fightful Select, FTR gave the following comments.
Cash stated "It’s a huge honor and one of our proudest moments to be the inaugural number one team in the Tag Team Top 50. We put a lot of time and effort into being the best tag team to ever do this. We know we have a long way to go, but this is another big step in that direction."
Dax said "A legacy is a part of a person that lives on long after they’re gone. It leaves a story so they’re not forgotten. In this case, it’s a team. A team that made every decision based on what their legacy COULD be. Money is cool, but a legacy lasts forever. Being the #1 ranked team of the year reassures us we made the right decision.
We’ve only ever wanted to be the best to ever do it. Is that too much to ask for?"
Omega & Page finished second in the rankings. Fans can see the top five teams below.
PWI Tag Team 50 Top 5
1. FTR (Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood)
2. Kenny Omega & Adam Page
3. Golden Role Models (Bayley & Sasha Banks)
4. The North (Ethan Page & Josh Alexander)
5. Street Profits (Montez Ford & Angelo Dawkins)